Book Description: Drake Yu. Why would Drake call her after ... what, five years? Six? Venus heard in his voice that resonance that was almost a growl, that titanium-hard determination to get what he wanted. And he usually got what he wanted. The voice said: 'I want you to work for me.' Not this time... If it was a choice between Drake and McDonald's---she'd choose french fries. She'd never work for him again. It would take an act of God. Venus Chau is determined to start her own game development company and launch the next Super Mario-sized phenomenon. However, she needs an investor to back her idea. When Drake Yu, an old nemesis, approaches Venus with a contracting opportunity at his sister's startup, the offer to become Chief Technology Officer tempts Venus to think the unthinkable. Venus would rather throw away her PS3 than work for Drake again ... except Grandma bribes Venus to do this favor for Drake's wealthy family with a coveted introduction to the most respected investor in the game industry. It's also a short job---only a few months---so Venus won't have to stand Drake's presence for very long. But one wild youth group, a two-faced assistant, and Grandma's determined match-making threaten to make them both fail---or go insane. With the encouragement of her three cousins, Lex, Trish, and Jennifer, Venus discovers that even a wounded heart can undergo a beautiful transformation.
My Review: Having read Sushi for One and Only Uni I was excited to be able to read Single Sashimi. Sashimi is a delectable and spicy Japanese dish; hence, Venus, the heroine, portrays a likeness to the Japanese dish-complicated, spicy, delectable.Venus has overcome a great weight loss but her heart still struggles with the "fatness" of leftover problems. Camy Tang brings family issues of divorced parents, cousins who are living the righteous life and a seasoned ex boyfriend who calls out of the blue for a new job opportunity with Venus. Oh! the serious often too funny life of Venus and her clan. Venus struggles with giving all to God but yet longs to hold on to all that she has worked so hard to accomplish.
Even though grandma seems quite insane at times she loves her family and finagles Venus into working with Drake. Grandmas are smart people and grandma knows that Venus' life may change for the good, should she follow her heart. So, following the advice of grandma with a few cousin exchanges, Venus embarks on a new plan.
A great story with a lesson on letting God take control and life will be so much better! This is chick lit at its best. Once again Camy Tang brings us a wonderful 4 star read!
*I reviewed this book for Zondervan*
About the Author: I write Asian chick lit and romance. Out now is my Sushi Series about four Asian American cousins living in Silicon Valley in northern California.
I used to play co-ed volleyball (7 years) until I tore my ACL *twice*. Yeah, not doing that again.
I have been a staff worker with my church youth group since 1996, and I've loved seeing the teens I worked with grow up into men and women of God. I remind myself of that fact on the days I want to wring all their little necks.
I'm also from Hawaii and I love to eat. I love Chinese food. And Italian. And Mexican. And Indian. Okay, so I'm a sucker for pretty much any ethnic foods. I get my Chinese food fix every year when my husband's family makes their special homemade Christmas party spread.
I don't have any kids, but I do have a rambunctious pound puppy we got from the Humane Society. She's a butthead but we love her. We tried to train the buttheadedness out of her with six rounds of dog classes, and although my husband and I learned the commands and techniques and all about dominance, she elects not to obey.
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